What if the solution to Washington… wasn’t in Washington? The 50 states could be America’s secret weapon against an ever-expanding federal government. States can amend the constitution to demand fiscal responsibility in Washington, can request that federal regulation comply with local ordinances, and can form interstate compacts to better protect constitutional rights. The Goldwater Institute is providing a roadmap for states to reassert their power under the Tenth Amendment.
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Increasing Entrepreneurship is a Key to Lowering Poverty RatesPosted on November 13, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Stephen Slivinski
During the economic boom of the 2000s, poverty rates declined in many states. Yet some states were more effective at getting the poverty rate down than others. While there has been much analysis of why some states are more successful than others, what’s been missing is a discussion of the role of entrepreneurs in the process. This paper suggests that economic freedom and entrepreneurship are keys to escaping poverty for many.
The Goldwater Institute Positions on 2012 Ballot InitiativesPosted on October 17, 2012 | Type: Blog
With so many initiatives on the ballot this year, it can be hard to keep them all straight. Here is a helpful guide you can use when casting your ballot.
Death Panel RattlePosted on October 05, 2012 | Type: In the News
The Goldwater Institute in Arizona is proceeding with a lawsuit -- Coons v. Geithner -- that challenges the constitutionality of Obamacare on the basis of the IPAB. The suit argues that the board violates the separation of powers. Moreover, Goldwater's attorneys point out, the federal health care law has been written in such a way to keep the unelected board members permanently entrenched.
Goldwater Institute Urges Lawmakers to Say "No" to State Insurance ExchangesPosted on September 25, 2012 | Type: Press Release
If Arizona lawmakers enact a state health insurance exchange as allowed by the federal health care law, Arizona taxpayers will be on the hook for direct subsidies to insurance companies, and employers in the state who decline to provide government-approved employee health insurance will face fines of up to $2,000 per employee annually, explains a Goldwater Institute Policy Memo released Tuesday.
Arizona Should Not "Exchange" Healthcare Freedom for Government ControlPosted on September 25, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Christina Sandefur
This summer’s Supreme Court ruling in NFIB v. Sebelius effectively made states the ultimate guardians of healthcare freedom. Although the Court allowed the federal government to tax individuals who do not obtain government-approved health insurance policies, the decision puts states in a position to prevent the federal takeover of the nation’s healthcare industry.